Stem cell surgery may be the perfect treatment for those who are suffering from a bulging disc, continuous pain due to arthritis or other joint problems, those with a partially torn muscle, ligament or tendon as well as individuals who have chronic bursitis or avascular necrosis of the bone. The Institute of Regenerative and Molecular Orthopedics located in Boca Raton, Florida has now expanded their services throughout South Florida including the Miami area. Although stem cell surgical procedures are relatively new, Dr. Purita who heads this practice, and his staff, are well experienced at doing stem cell surgery, having literally done thousands of them.
What Is Stem Cell Surgery?
Everyone has stem cells. Mesenchymal stem cells function to repair damaged tissue within the body. When injuries occur, the blood supply to the injury site can become impaired, preventing these necessary stem cells from reaching the damaged tissue, thus preventing proper healing. Because the injury site does not receive proper oxygen supply via blood, the body does not sense that there is an injury. Therefore healing cannot take place. By using stem cell surgery, the injury site receives the needed stem cells for proper healing. This is done by collecting bone marrow from the pelvic area of the patient using a small needle. Discomfort is minimal as anesthetic agents are used. The collected bone marrow is then placed in a spinning device that separates the stem cells from the bone marrow. Stem cells are then injected into the injury site, stimulating damaged cells to repair themselves.
The Results of Stem Cell Surgery
Most patients who undergo stem cell orthopedic surgery experience significant improvements in their symptoms within 2 to 3 months, sometimes eliminating the need for surgery or long-term medication use. Full function of the treated body part often returns and pain is eliminated. This treatment can offer individuals who have been constantly suffering from orthopedic injuries or disorders to finally get the relief they deserve. Depending on the condition, repeated injections may be needed each month for about 3 to 6 months for full healing. For those who live in or around Miami, the Miami Stem Cell Surgery procedure may just be the answer you have been looking for.